"I usually get 3 weeks or so as well. I use Opsite Flexifix, swear by the stuff. It comes in a roll. I cut a strip for each side of the sensor/transmitter tape. It hasn't ever given out on me, and is virtually invisible - super thin."
"What kind of tape do you use? My main problem is they don't stick longer than about 3-5 days and start to work themselves out. I went to the local pharmacy, but all they could recommend is Johnson & Johnson First Aid tape. I got what I paid…"
"20 days - wow. I wish. Great Good luck.
Apparently - according to attached article on new proposed sensor with one year usage; the issue is that unless titanium; present minimed/dexcom sensors are treated by body as invaders, and body sets about to…"
"I am normally in the 20-25 day range. I get a lot of ??? and wacky readings. Sensor always works better for me in week 2 and 3.
Love my Dex. If I ever have to go for a little while without it, I feel completely blind."
"HOW much is one of those things. I was wondering if we could set up an arrangement whereby those of us who have 2 many of them can send it to those in need of them. Just want to know if it is costly and worth the trouble"
"thanks! would you recommend it to an 11 year old? My 11 year old is on omnipod, and I'd love to have to help her with basals, and her biggest problem right now is lows during dance class, she dances 12 to 14 hours a week, and lows during class…"
"wow, good to know accuracy better in the second week, in the first week, how far off is it in normal range? how far is it off in the <70 and over 200 range? Curious, considering for my 11 year old t1"
Welcome to the TuDiabetes family cbgdjg!!
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided. Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for. Here are a few useful links to get you on your way: http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/minimedparadigmusers http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes/New_Member_Guide
and I also wanted to invite you to enter your A1c through the TuAnalyze application: http://www.tudiabetes.org/profiles/profile/apps
so we can light up Colorado on the TuAnalyze map: http://www.tuanalyze.org
Take care....and keep in touch!
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